Indiana schools plan walkout March 14 for lives lost in Florida school shooting

In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Somerville High School junior Megan Barnes marches with others during a student walkout at the school in Somerville, Mass. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
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(WTHR) — On Wednesday March 14, students across the nation are planning to walkout of class to honor the lives lost in the Florida school shooting.

Indiana schools will join in the display of solidarity, each honoring the students in their own way.

Here's a list of local schools' plans to walkout:

  • Indianapolis Public Schools - Students at IPS plan to head to the War Memorial for a peaceful demonstration encouraging lawmakers to strengthen gun laws locally and nationally.
  • North Central - North Central High School will walkout for 17 minutes for the 17 lives lost.
  • Plainfield - Plainfield High School is calling their event "A March to Remember."
  • Greenwood
  • Brebeuf - The walkout at Brebeuf was planned by several different clubs at teh school including Young Democrats, the Young Republicans and Social Justice Club.
  • Noblesville
  • Beech Grove - Beech Grove is having an assembly in the school gym. Student speakers and law enforcement will participate in the assembly.
  • Hamilton Southeastern
  • Westfield - Westfield will participate in a moment of silence, 17 seconds to be exact.
  • Speedway
  • Perry Township - Perry Meridian will have a "Kindness Rally" with speakers. Any high school students with notes from their parents will be able to walk out. Middle School and Elementary School kids will need to be checked out by their parents
  • Mooresville - Due to testing, Mooresville Schools will not participate in the walkout movement until Friday. Their walkout will be a study hall period where they will talk about mental health, kindness initiative and other ways to help.
  • Muncie
  • Speedway
  • Westlane - Westlane students are allowed to walk out on one stipulation: they have to write a paper
  • Sheridan - Sheridan High School had 17 minutes of silence on Tuesday, March 13.
  • Herron

Some schools have sent releases to parents notifying them that school walk outs will be allowed, however, students may face consequences for violating school policy. Consequences may include counting the student absent or an in-school suspension.